Co-ed junior boarding and day school for students in grades pre-kindergarten through nine
In addition to several drama productions each year, students at IMS can choose from electives such as improvisational comedy and set design.
All fifth and sixth graders participate in a theater production, and we encourage students in older grades to participate on or behind the stage as well. Recent productions include Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver, The Wizard of Oz, 12 Angry Men, Snow White, and Little Women.
Our students’ enthusiasm for acting and all aspects of theater production is tremendous. We work hard to involve anyone who is interested in any aspect of drama. At times, we write in extra cameo roles or create extra jobs on the backstage crew so we can include as many interested students as possible.
- Kelly Zekas, IMS ’03, Hotchkiss ’06, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU '10
“IMS gave me the tools I needed to grow in acting, even at a young age. Now I am studying acting full time, thanks to the incredible beginning I received.”
After receiving his B.S. from the University of Illinois, Tom worked in Central America with farmers and ranchers. Upon his return to the United States, Tom studied screenwriting and film production at Boston University. He taught for three years in South Central, Los Angeles, before returning east to teach at Salisbury School. Hired initially to teach photography and head the drama program, Tom soon began to teach Spanish and found that he relished the opportunity to continue a life-long love of language study. Tom arrived at Indian Mountain School in the fall of 2000 to teach Spanish and took on the role of Foreign Language Chair the following year. Since his arrival at IMS, Tom has found teaching middle school students to be his true calling. In addition to teaching Spanish, Tom coaches, directs drama productions, is a dorm affiliate, and has four sons, Conor '05, Brendan '07, Darby '09, and Joey '11. When not exploring the world of language, Tom enjoys traveling, photography, creative writing, and playing music.